Since May 2018, the ECTE follows the regulations of the new Data Protection Law (DSGVO).
All persons assigned with responsibilities and duties (paid or volunteer) are required to commit to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and confidentiality relating to any ECTE-related information. Personnel consent forms are stored by the General Secretary in the ECTE database.
All ECTE member schools are asked to provide GDPR/DSGVO consent as follows:
- According to Art. 6/1 DSGVO the ECTE needs permission to collect, save and use the data provided on membershipapplication forms and Annual Progress Reports (i.e. such as name and address of the theological institution, contact person, email). The ECTE only collects, saves and uses the data to fulfill itsstatue-stated purposes of the ECTE, which includes, for example:
- information about the work of ECTE
- invitations to the General Assembly
- requesting opinions (and responding to surveys)
- communications regarding visitations
- The data is used by the employees and council members of the ECTE and will not be passed on to third parties.
As permitted by law, ECTE institutions have the right to be provided at any time with information free of charge about any personal data that is stored as well as its origin, the recipient and the purpose for which it has been processed.Schools also have the right to have this data corrected, blocked or deleted. Institutions can contact the ECTE at any time at firstname.lastname@example.org with further questions on the topic of personal data. Institutional consent forms are stored by the General Secretary in the ECTE database.